ESIC members can file claims to get unemployment profit below ABKY, says Labour Ministry

New Delhi, September 17

The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) subscribers who misplaced their job because of the COVID-19 scenario can declare unemployment reduction of 50 per cent of wages below the Atal Bimit Kalyan Yojana.

The ESIC has issued directions for submission of claims by the affected employees to say reduction below not too long ago expanded Atal Beemit Kalyan Yojana wherein reduction is to be paid to these members who misplaced their job, a Labour Ministry assertion mentioned on Thursday.

The claims to get the reduction may be made on-line together with submission of the bodily declare with an affidavit, photocopy of Aadhaar card and checking account particulars to the designated ESIC department workplace by publish or in particular person, it added.

The ESIC below the chairmanship of Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar has taken the choice to increase the scheme of Atal Beemit Kalyan Yojana for one more one 12 months i.e. from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, the assertion mentioned.

“It has also been decided to enhance the rate of unemployment relief under the scheme to 50 per cent of wages from earlier rate of 25 per cent along with relaxation of eligibility conditions for insured workers who have lost their employment due to COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdown,” the ministry mentioned.

Under the present tips, declare for the unemployment profit was required to be submitted by way of the employer.

Gangwar mentioned within the assertion that in a major rest, declare can now be submitted on to the designated ESIC department workplace.

The enhanced profit and relaxed situations are relevant through the interval of March 24, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

A notification to this intent has been issued, the ministry acknowledged.

The reduction will probably be paid on to the financial institution accounts of employees.

The labour minister, whereas lauding the efforts of the ESIC, mentioned that at current, the ESIC is offering advantages /providers to about 3.49 crore of household items of employees and offering matchless money advantages and affordable medical care to its 13.56 crore beneficiaries, the assertion famous.

Today, the ESIC infrastructure has elevated many folds with 1,520 dispensaries (together with cellular dispensaries)/307 ISM (Indian system of drugs) items and 159 ESI hospitals, 793 department/pay workplaces and 64 regional and sub-regional workplaces and carried out in 566 districts in 34 states/union territories, it added. PTI


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